Words matter. These are the best Hank Williams III Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
It’s right there on my birth certificate, ‘Shelton Hank Williams III.’ It’s not fake.
The only person out there worthy of mixing political views and music is Jello Biafra.
I write about the dark and the happy.
We definitely get respect as far as the musicianship, working hard and being road dogs.
The true Hank III fans want me to be me.
Minneapolis, in general, has been there with me since the beginning. They made me feel important before I really even had a foundation. I think a lot of it has to do with it’s such an intense music city in its own right.
For someone like me, if I ever had huge success or whatever that is, I would just play smaller venues two to three nights in a row just to keep the intimacy level there and that’s my take on it, but it just depends what you’re going for.
It’s a great feeling being with a label that respects what I do.
I’ve got no respect for anyone who tries to take the easy way out.
I thank God for all the independent hard rock that I grew up with.
Hank Williams was playing rock-n-roll before rock-n-roll was.
You can’t say I don’t work hard and give all I got.
I’m a very respectful person.
If you look at how much Hank Williams did by 29 years old, it makes you feel pretty worthless.
I’m here to be lovesick, broke and drifting, writing heartache songs and singing about pain and misery and depression, with a few good times here and there.
Hank Williams, Hank Jr. and myself, if you check your history, you’ll see that they’ve always played in rowdy environments. Part of that is a lot of people are coming to forget their problems and not being told what to do for a couple of hours and not try to have anything sold to them or pushed on them.
I know I’m a sinner.
I got my first drum kit when I was six years old.
Unless you can’t take care of yourself or stuff like that, I’m always standin’ for you to hold onto life as much as you can.
Each Hank Williams has always had an independent streak.
I mean, out of every five shows we do, there’s somebody saying Hank Sr.’s rolling around in his grave.
Over the years, Cajun music has always calmed me down, or if I’m feeling real sick or feeling real unsettled, I can put that music on and try to get focused again.
I don’t like being told what to do, and I don’t need to be told what my record should sound like.
I’ll never outdo Hank Williams. That’s impossible.
There’s only one Hank Williams, man. Singing that high-voiced style, them bluegrassers, I don’t see how they do it – Jimmy Martin, Bill Monroe – it’s just a natural thing, man.
It’s really tough – if you’re on a major label and they want you to have a number one song, you need to do what they say.
I was always a Pink Floyd fan, and I was always into movie soundtracks.
I could put in garage doors or work in McDonald’s but that’s it. So I figured I might as well play the Nashville game.
We’re kind of like the Kurt Cobain of country music in a way.
I don’t like to tell people what they should or shouldn’t do.
I have never had a business mind.
The folks at Curb Records didn’t have respect for me and I was there for 15 years.
My country stuff, it might sound like Hank Williams – that’s just the way it is. But I’d rather sound like Hank Williams than Trace Atkins.
When I’m making a record, I’m trying to take people through different moods.
I told all my punk friends, ‘If I’m gonna do country music, I’m gonna milk it.’
I live wild and free and reckless, but that’s the price you have to pay for rock.
I still believe in hope and that a good song will push itself.
The best music out there isn’t on the radio.
Mike Patton is my mentor, and he releases two to five records a year with many different bands, and he gets stuff done.
I’ll tell you, Nashville ruined country music.
Well, I’ve always felt connected to the outsider.
I’ve always said I’m gonna work the road as hard as I can ’til I’m 50, then I might slow down a little bit.
My grandfather always sang about the light, and for some reason, I don’t know why, it even goes back to when I was seven, eight years old, I’ve always been attracted to the dark.
I take pride in the fact that a guy and a gal can come to my show, have a couple of beers and still go home with a little money in their pockets.
No other Hank Williams has ever screamed like I have. I guess that’s my way of officially being me.